Category Archives: Sayid (Naveen Andrews)

Naveen Andrews is coming back to U.S. television

Sayid in 6x10 The Package

Sayid in LOST episode 6×10 (The Package)

Naveen Andrews (Sayid on LOST) will be playing a villain on the new TV show Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, which is a spin-off of the show Once Upon a Time, now entering its third season.

Once Upon a Time has many ties with LOST. Naveen is the last in a long line of LOST alumni to appear on a Once show. LOST actors in the cast of the original Once are Emilie de Ravin (Claire on LOST, now playing a major role in Once as Belle), Jorge Garcia (Hurley on LOST, has an occasional guest role as a giant on Once), Lana Parrilla (has a starring role in Once as Regina, the Evil Queen / had a guest role in LOST playing an Other named Greta in two Season 3 episodes — she was one of the two women who tied up Charlie in the underwater Looking Glass station), and Alan Dale (Charles Widmore on LOST, has a recurring guest role as King George on Once).

In addition, the creators of Once and Once:Wonderland were writers on LOST, and Once often tosses in LOST references to amuse people who are fans of both shows. I wonder if Once:Wonderland will do the same.

This is going to be the first time that Naveen will have a role on U.S. television in a television show produced in the United States since he played Sayid. His character on Once:Wonderland will be Jafar, the villain in Disney’s Alladin, and he’ll be appearing on Wonderland from the first episode, which airs on Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m.

(Via EW)

“There’s a big hootenanny over here”

On the LOST set

Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, and Jorge Garcia relaxing on the set

You have to see this. Josh Holloway, Terry O’Quinn, and Jorge Garcia are singing “On the Bayou” while taking a break on the LOST set, sitting under a tarp with fellow cast mates.

The video is by @bethanyshady (Jorge Garcia’s wife), and you can watch it on her Facebook page.

(via @JoshHollowayFF)

Sneak Peeks #1 and #2 for LOST 6×06 “Sundown” — SPOILER

We’ve got some sneak peeks already!

Sayid wants answers. (Don’t we all.) Dogen says something that ties in with something that we saw in SmokeyLocke’s cave. (I’m being vague here to avoid spoiling those who don’t want to be spoiled — although I don’t think this first clip is particularly spoiler-ish.)

In this second clip, we see Sideways Sayid! This is a very exciting clip! I’m not going to tell you any more in case you don’t want to know, because this clip has a BIG spoiler:

Via latestlost

What does it mean to be “claimed”?

Jack: Why would you people want to kill Sayid?

Dogen: We believe he has been (says something in Japanese).

Lennon: Closest translation is “claimed.”

Jack: Claimed. By what?

Dogen: There’s a darkness growing in him. And once it reaches his heart, everything your friend once was will be gone.

Jack: How can you be sure?

Dogen: Because it happened to your sister

If Claire was claimed, and Sayid is in the process of being claimed, then how do we explain Locke and notLocke? Claire and Sayid appear to have one body each, but Locke/notLocke have two.

If, say, notLocke is the claimed version of Locke, then who or what was the body in the box in the Season 5 finale? Why does Locke get an extra body, when no one else does? Is it because Locke really is, as he had long hoped, special? Or is it that the transformation/doubling of Locke was something different from the transformation of Claire and (potentially) Sayid?

Unusual gifts for fans of ABC’s LOST

Updated November 23, 2011

Are you looking for LOST-related gifts for fans who already have the DVDs and t-shirts and episode guides? Here are some out-of-the-ordinary items that even the most enthusiastic LOST fan is unlikely to own:

The hatch painting

The hatch painting

If you’ve taken the Lost University placement test, you may remember a question about the mural in the Swan station. The mural, also known as the hatch painting, was painted by executive producer and director Jack Bender. You can buy a 24″ by 32″ poster print signed by Bender for $45, or the same-sized print unsigned for $25.

Gospel of John starring Henry Ian Cusick

"Gospel of John" starring Henry Ian Cusick

Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond Hume) got rave reviews for playing Jesus Christ in the 2003 movie Gospel of John, his first major film role. Before then he had been primarily a stage actor. Jam! called Cusick “the finest and most refined Christ in film history.” L.A. Weekly said “Rather than the ethereal Christ figure common to much religious art, The Gospel of John’s Jesus (played brilliantly by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Henry Ian Cusick) is a fundamentally human, impassioned rabbi, frustrated by the need to perform miracles as a way of proving himself, enraged by the sin he sees all about him.” The Gospel of John DVD sells for $11.99.

The Baptism of Christ by Verrocchio and da Vinci

The Baptism of Christ by Verrocchio

Another question on the Lost U. placement test referred to the 15th century painting “The Baptism of Christ,” created by Andrea del Verrocchio with assistance from a young Leonardo da Vinci. In episode 1×12 Fire + Water, Charlie had a dream where Claire and his mother were the angels that appear on the left side of the painting, and Hurley was John the Baptist. You can buy a 13″ x 19″ poster of the painting, now on sale  for only one penny (plus shipping).

Hotel Lachapelle

Hotel Lachapelle

If your LOST-fan gift recipients have seen the amazing Season 1 British promo created by wildly inventive photographer David LaChapelle, they might enjoy seeing some of his other work. Here’s Amazon’s description of his photography book Hotel LaChapelle: “In this world, heads are sewn onto different-colored bodies, a nurse holds a face with a pair of tweezers, Marilyn Manson works as a school crossing guard, Madonna is a Krishna goddess, Leonard DiCaprio becomes Marlon Brando, and Ewan McGregor’s face peers into a dollhouse while his body bleeds from a gunshot wound fired from Barbie’s diminutive gun. The list goes on, and what it says about LaChapelle’s vision is that excess is never too much.” Hotel Lachapelle sells for $37.80.

Bride and Prejudice

See Sayid dance

Before he played Sayid, Naveen Andrews danced his way through the 2005 Bollywood musical remake of Pride and Prejudice (clip). LOST fans can tap their toes to Bride and Prejudice for $14.49.



A tour of LOST’s filming locations on Oahu would be the ultimate gift for a LOST fan. A five-hour guided tour in a Hummer costs $154.00 per person. Buy two tickets so that you can go too.

Naveen Andrews (Sayid) dancing

Naveen Andrews dancing in "Bride and Prejudice"

Naveen Andrews dancing in "Bride and Prejudice"

Naveen Andrews didn’t always play killers! In Bride and Prejudice, a 2004 musical Bollywood adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, he played a role based on Mr. Bingley (Darcy’s friend). This clip shows him in an elaborate dance number:

Naveen discussed his preparation for the role in an interview with conducted shortly before the film was released in the U.S.:

Q: What training did you have for the musical numbers?

NA: Oh Christ, well they had the choreographer, Saroj Khan, who does all those Bollywood films and is the best in her field. And I had to train nine hours a day for about 40 weeks trying to get this s**t done. It’s like traditional Indian dance coupled with M.C. Hammer from the early ‘90s, which has to be seen to be believed.

Q: Would you display your dance skills in a club?

NA: Absolutely not.

Too bad!

Here’s something very funny. Someone took the Bride and Prejudice dance number and used it to make a mash-up with the scene in LOST where Sayid tortured Sawyer:

Not the dancing! Oh no! I’ll tell you anything, just don’t make me watch any more dance! Hah.

The mash-up was made by RemieVander; Bride and Prejudice (c) Pathé Pictures International

Naveen Andrews answers viewer questions

Naveen Andrews in "Ask Lost"

Naveen Andrews in "Ask Lost"

I’ve been catching up with the Ask LOST video series where the stars answer viewer questions. This one, the fourth in the series, features Naveen Andrews (Sayid).

I get a big kick out of hearing him talk in his British accent:

It’s interesting that he finds it “disturbing” and “unpleasant” that he is able to get emotionally involved in his fight scenes. In that way, Naveen the actor resembles Sayid the character — both are repelled by their own capacities to enjoy violence. Maybe Naveen’s ambivalence is part of what makes his portrayal of Sayid’s self-loathing so powerful.

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